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CALL TO ACTION…… We need your help purchasing a new linear accelerator (LINAC) for the Delbert Day Cancer Institute. The LINAC is the key piece of equipment used to deliver radiotherapy treatments to cancer patients. Although the typical life for a linear accelerator is 8-10 years, PCRMC’s current LINAC has been in use for over 13 years. A few of the benefits of installing a new, BRITTANY FARMER, MAJOR GIFT OFFICER state-of-the-art LINAC in the DDCI include: KELLY WILLIAMS, MAJOR GIFT OFFICER CALVIN COORDINATOR  MALONE, Ability toANNUAL treat anGIVING additional 20 additional cancer patients per month TAMMY KIRSCH, DATABASE MANAGER  Lifetime radiation dosage monitoring for each patient NICKI CHAPMAN, ADMINISTRATIVE AS

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Increased speed and accuracy of treatment delivery Reduction of possible machine downtime and limited patient access to care

The cost to purchase and install a new linear accelerator is approximately $5 million and, with your help, the Foundation would like to contribute $500,000 toward this purchase. If you would like more information about the benefits of a new LINAC or how you can help ensure our cancer patients have access to state-of-the-art cancer treatment:

100% OF YOUR DONATIONS GO TOWARD HELPING PATIENTS, BUILDING FACILITIES AND PURCHASING EQUIPMENT AT PCRMC

3,347 DONORS CONTRIBTUED TO THE PHELPS REGIONAL HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION IN 2014

FUTURE GROWTH IS FOCUSED ON CREATING AN ENDOWMENT, PURSUING GRANTS AND IMPLEMENTING A PHYSICIAN ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM

FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS

PLEASE CONTACT LORRIE HARTLEY AT 573-458-7946 OR VISIT WWW.GIVING.PCRMC.COM TO MAKE A LIFE CHANGING GIFT TODAY

FOUNDATION STAFF ORGANIZATION

a subsidiary of Phelps County Regional Medical Center

1000 West Tenth Street – Rolla, Missouri 65401

FOUNDATION IN FOCUS WINTER  2015

LORRIE HARTLEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DONIA CAMARENA, MAJOR GIFT OFFICER BRITTANY FARMER, MAJOR GIFT OFFICER KELLY WILLIAMS, MAJOR GIFT OFFICER CALVIN MALONE, ANNUAL GIVING COORDINATOR TAMMY KIRSCH, DATABASE MANAGER NICKI CHAPMAN, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

CANDACE CONNELL, PRESIDENT CINDY BEGER, VICE PRESIDENT TED DAY, TREASURER PATRICIA LEADERS, SECRETARY EDWARD CLAYTON, EX-OFFICIO JOHN DENBO, EX-OFFICIO LORRIE HARTLEY, EX-OFFICIO VIRGINIA LOMAX, EX-OFFICIO DR. LEROY WOMBOLD, EX-OFFICIO SAMMY AUXIER SHAD BECKER WALT BRANSON OLLIE JACKSON STEVEN LYNCH MOLLY MALONE AMY MEDOWS SANDRA MITCHELL JEFF SCHRADER

The Delbert Day Cancer Institute $7 Million Dollar Capital Campaign was a complete success! YOU DID IT! I want to thank each and every individual, family member, employee, business and donor for making the Delbert Day Cancer Institute a soon-to-be reality. This project has meant so much to me on a personal level – as it has most of you. I received a phone call last month informing me that my nephew Trey, who is 20, has a brain growth. I can’t describe the disbelief and utter uncertainty that I felt. Memories of losing my sister, Trey’s mom, to cancer three years ago came flooding back. I started asking 1000 questions, knowing that I would not be getting answers in the immediate future. For the time being, we’ve received good news that the growth is benign, treatable and possibly curable with the right chemotherapy. I am staying positive and guarding myself from the hope-stealing emotions that are such an awful reality during this process. Recently, I attended a Foundation Board meeting, where we welcomed many new members. As I listened to current board members share why they serve on the Board, I was moved by their stories of loss and healing. Ollie Jackson, Foundation Board member, shared that his wife, Barbara, had received great care at PCRMC during her battle with cancer. Board members Patricia Leaders, Candace Connell & Cindy Beger are all cancer survivors that received their treatment at PCRMC, and they are all donors to the DDCI. When speaking about the impact of the DDCI, Cindy Beger said, “For many of us in the room, if we would have had to drive to St. Louis to receive our cancer treatment – we probably wouldn’t have made it.” I realized it is not always about the end result, but it’s about the journey. Let’s continue to be united together and win this fight against cancer – it’s relevant and winnable! Delbert Day Cancer Institute – a New Name in the Battle Against Cancer!

Lorrie Hartley, Executive Director


IT’S A FACT:

Is your donation really important?

More than 575 donors contributed money to the Delbert Day Cancer Institute!

Yes

What we couldn’t do without – is YOU!

- more than ever before.

As cost pressures continue to grow, Phelps County Regional Medical Center is committed to providing quality community health care close to home. Philanthropy plays a significant role in helping PCRMC meet the needs of the 6 counties we serve: Phelps, Maries, Pulaski, Dent, Crawford and Texas.

The people you have helped: 

A 12-day-old baby girl with MRSA needed antibiotics, and donations to the Baby Steps Fund provided the medication for her.

“Every time I hear that helicopter land outside my window I know that someone’s life is being changed. It’s a constant reminder of the importance of having a hospital close to home.” DONIA CAMARENA MAJOR GIFT OFFICER

A 16-year-old boy diagnosed with cancer at PCRMC needed financial assistance for travel to Children’s Hospital, and donations to the Joy of Caring Cancer Fund were able to meet his family’s need. A family of a 2day-old baby lost their home in a house fire when they were still in the hospital - they lost everything! Through the

Greatest Needs Fund we were able to provide the family with basic supplies needed to care for their young newborn. An elderly man receiving hospice care needed winter clothing and through the Hospice Fund he was able to receive the much-needed clothes. 110 free mammograms were provided through the Breast Center Mammography Fund in 2014.

Community Support The Hospice Poker Run raised $5,603.00 to support the Hospice Fund!

Colton’s Steak House & Grill raised $4,180.00 to support the Joy of Caring Cancer Fund! The National Nurses Week raffle raised $2,067.00 to support the Enhancing Nursing Excellence Fund!

Panera Bread raised $609.50 to support the Breast Center Mammography Fund!

The Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation Board of Directors: LOREM IPSUM ERAT DUIS DOLORE TO FEUGAIT NULLA ERAT. LOREM IPSUM DOLOR SIT AMET, CONSECTETUER ET ADIPISCING ELIT LOREM DOLORE SIT AMET ERATIS.

We hear stories of thanks on a daily basis from people that YOU have helped. Because of your generosity, funds and assistance were available when they were needed most. On behalf of everyone that has been helped through your generosity –

THANK YOU!

2014 Winter Newsletter  
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